Author(s): Amy Baker
'Watch out for men with too much wooden jewellery, Amy. I know what you're like...you'll let them sucker you in with their yoga chat but essentially, they're unwashed...and you don't want to put your face anywhere near an unwashed penis, let me tell you.' Carol, receptionist Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humourist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course...that is, until she ran into trouble. After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known 'Clever People' like Tina Fey, Salvador Dali and Mother Teresa, Amy establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.
'For laugh-out-loud relatable anecdotes, journalist Amy Baker's account of travelling around South America is an easy winner' Suitcase Magazine
Amy Baker is a freelance journalist, blogger, and copywriter. She is an experienced travel writer and has written for The Huffington Post, STA Travel, Easyjet Traveller, and TNT Magazine.
1 1. I Don't Want To Scare You But; 2 2. Why I Left; 3 3. Risking My Life In Pursuit Of Pesos; 4 4. Getting My Eye In; 5 5. An Encounter With The World's Most Handsome Man; 6 6. The Jungle; 7 7. The Mountain; 8 8. The Reason I Had To Flee; 9 9. An Unfortunate Run-In With Colombian Drug Lords; 10 10. A Total Dick And Two Utter Weirdos; 11 11. The Night Of The Supersonic Weed Brownies; 12 12. How Not To Behave Around Men; 13 13. The Night I Surfed To The Moon - And Other Times I Did Things I Probably Shouldn't Have; 14 14. Life Above The Clouds; 15 15. Some Lessons Of My Own